Raoul Wallenberg - Wikipedia. Raoul Gustaf Wallenberg (born 4 August 1912, death date unknown)[note 1] was a Swedish architect, businessman, diplomat and humanitarian.
He is widely celebrated for saving tens of thousands of Jews in Nazi-occupied Hungary during the Holocaust from German Nazis and Hungarian Fascists during the later stages of World War II. While serving as Sweden's special envoy in Budapest between July and December 1944, Wallenberg issued protective passports and sheltered Jews in buildings designated as Swedish territory. On 17 January 1945, during the Siege of Budapest by the Red Army, Wallenberg was detained by SMERSH on suspicion of espionage and subsequently disappeared. He was later reported to have died on 17 July 1947 while imprisoned by the KGB secret police in the Lubyanka, the KGB headquarters and affiliated prison in Moscow. In October 2016, 71 years after his disappearance, Wallenberg was formally declared dead by the Swedish Tax Agency. Early life World War II Betty Reid Soskin: Remembering a History Often Erased - REI Co-op Journal. When the Mississippi River flooded the south in 1927, one of the 200,000 African-Americans displaced was Betty Charbonnet, age 6.
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Mary Sherman Morgan. Mary Sherman Morgan (November 4, 1921 – August 4, 2004) was a U.S. rocket fuel scientist credited with the invention of the liquid fuel Hydyne in 1957, which powered the Jupiter-C rocket that boosted the United States' first satellite, Explorer 1. Early life and education The second youngest of 6 children, Mary Sherman was born to Michael and Dorothy Sherman on their farm in Ray, North Dakota.
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